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by FourthStone
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R08 - Manic Miner
Replies: 20
Views: 196

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R08 - Manic Miner

Slowly getting there, I still sometimes have trouble on most levels, the timing has to be spot on for the entire run.

Score: 15150
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by FourthStone
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BMP to Teletext
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: BMP to Teletext

8bitkick wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:01 pm
Hey It's mine, I'm here!

Pretty busy right now but give me a few weeks it will land here:

https://github.com/8bitkick/teletext-express
It looks awesome, really nice effect =D>

Thanks for replying and the link, will be keeping an eye for the release :D
by FourthStone
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: programming
Topic: BMP to Teletext
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: BMP to Teletext

Thanks for the quick response, will look over Kieran's code and I am very interested to see your code when released :D

I think having multiple import options would be great.
by FourthStone
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: programming
Topic: BMP to Teletext
Replies: 5
Views: 163

BMP to Teletext

Does anyone have or know where I might find some code to do similar to below? i.e. dynamic BMP to Teletext conversion? https://twitter.com/bbcmicrobot/status/1305464787065733120 I am looking to incorporate this approach into the TelePaint program that is being developed and need some idea's to get s...
by FourthStone
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 64
Views: 1334

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

Off the bottom rung :lol:

Score: 21300
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by FourthStone
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

If anyone is still following this thread I've made progressive improvements to the program including the following: * Undo / Redo for each frame * Load dialog now supports folders * Save creates a session folder and all save actions from the current session are saved to this folder * Numerous bug fi...
by FourthStone
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid
Replies: 64
Views: 1334

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R07 - Arkanoid

A very humble starter score, tough game!

Score: 19750
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by FourthStone
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Text file version uploaded:

https://github.com/marsFS/ART-4-Windows

ART4MODE7_BBCSDL_006.bas
by FourthStone
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Hey Pixel, can you try this version out on iPad? I've imported all the library functions so that there are no external dependencies and it uses the library file dialog for loading in Mode 3. It is a huge improvement on my little file dialog attempt even though I love the Mode 7 look of my one :-k I ...
by FourthStone
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Call out to Richard, when running our little app on Android (and I suspect iPad) the program aborts with 'File or path not found'. It appears to be having trouble finding libraries in the @lib$ folder. On my Android phone @lib$ resolves to '/data/data/com.rtrussell.bbcbasic/files/lib' The folder whe...
by FourthStone
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Posted a small update above to fix a scrolling bug and added ascii code viewer in 'F' sub menu, I'm actually really enjoying using the tool, it is becoming quite well featured, hope others find it useful as well :D
by FourthStone
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Another day, another update including: * Clearscreen option added called 'FIX', if this is 'Y' and background colour is not black then the minimum drawing boundary is shifted past the colour codes when using standard tools like paint, dither, line, circle, fill etc. This will minimise the risk of ov...
by FourthStone
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Top work Pixelblip (and all those involved !) :D I ran a Viewdata public information system back in the day - always struggled fitting in all those control characters around the pictures ! Would have been great having something like this back then !! :D =D> Good to see others taking an interest =D>...
by FourthStone
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper
Replies: 53
Views: 1312

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R06 - Trapper

Not going well for my nerves this game :lol:

Score: 2910
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by FourthStone
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

pixelblip wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:53 pm
Ps we need a control code that will go back to normal graphics ...rather than sep... maybe that could be no 7 ta
Way ahead of you, select 'E' and it will erase any code you have previously drawn =D>
by FourthStone
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

The Hands Up vid is superb =D>

I imagine it would have taken a lot of time to stitch that all together!

Speaking of Winter, today is the last of winter down south and it will be 28 degrees here :D
by FourthStone
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Small update re-posted above, fixed the background plot bug and added separated graphics code as dither '6'.

Thinking about control codes, I wonder if I need to add sub menu so that control codes can be easily selected, I might try this out and see what you think... added to the list!
by FourthStone
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Found a bug and lost my pic.... I was painting background colours at the bottom of the pic. The pic scrolled up and I couldn’t get back to the menu. I could keep painting background colours on the iPad but no where to get the menu back. No worries. Ok was able to reproduce this one, looks like when...
by FourthStone
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Update to clean up the scrolling bugs, works in both directions now. Added a CLS toggle in the clear screen window, this will allow adding colour to frames after drawing and or animating. To make the programming easier keep in mind that what ever frame is active when applying color or animation beco...
by FourthStone
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

We had a week of 33c and I have to say it was such a treat..... Thanks for adding that feature. 🙏 The max scroll offset. Ummm.....not sure. I guess if we have 8 frames it will be 40/8....So that is 5 characters. Ok you can wish me happy birthday now. I plan on going for a greasy spoon...and doing s...
by FourthStone
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

On another note I see it’s 27c in Brisbane. That is your winter. Over here it will be 10c on Saturday for our summer. :lol: You'd have to travel about 2500 km south of Brisbane to find similar weather to the UK, Tasmania probably comes close but the UK is further north than anything south around th...
by FourthStone
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Thanks Pixel :D Questions swirling about scrolling... have you got an image that you have already done manually that I can use as an example? Do you want to scroll what's currently displayed, without changing frames? Do you want to have an option to copy the frame left or right and scroll (up, down,...
by FourthStone
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Bit of a tidy up today: * Rejigged the menu overall and changed the way all menus are displayed and saved so that it uses a separate buffer than undo. * 'S'hape menu now drops down with 'LRO' 'A' and Gap and Len options, gap and len not working just yet but have all the framework in place * 'F'oregr...
by FourthStone
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Hmm, needs a little something...
TelePaint.gif
by FourthStone
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

That looks great. But it is cheating. It's not teletext. Back to the drawing board Mr! I think we can get close to or an approximation of is what I was thinking :D I have started a few banner type splash screens, the devil is in the detail as they say. Scrolling will happen, if you build it... they...
by FourthStone
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Something like this :idea:
TelePaint09.png
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by FourthStone
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

To report there are times when the menu mucks up a bit. In the right corner. The buttons still work but they don’t always display <>P. Sometimes they display numbers instead of <>. The menu does write itself at some point when selecting another command. This is actually by design, if 'F' or 'B' is ...
by FourthStone
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

=D> I've narrowed down where the app is failing on Android, it has to do with the extra libraries installed from @lib$ but am I am unsure of how to fix it as yet. I've enumerated @lib$ to the following: /data/data/com/rtrussell.bbcbasic/files/lib/ Whats great (sort of) is that if I comment out the i...
by FourthStone
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Teletext paint program
Replies: 367
Views: 12413

Re: Teletext paint program

Happy Birthday old mate!! =D> :D \:D/

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